Venable partner Alex Weingarten
was quoted in a September 23, 2014 Daily Journal
article on a push to change the Talent Agencies Act, a controversial California law outlining who can find work for entertainers. Among the proposed changes, attorneys would no longer be required to get a talent agent license to make deals for entertainment clients.
According to Weingarten, “managers have long rejected applying for a license, partly because the TAA caps their commission at 10 percent and partly because managers do more than talent agents.” He added, “A good manager will create a project for their clients,” instead of connecting them with preexisting gigs.